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3 die after consuming excessive alcohol in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — Three persons died this morning in Mahottari due to heavy drinking, District Police Office, Mahottari said.

The deceased have been identified as Ram Brichya Mallik, 70, his son Prakash Mallik, 30, of Sahasaula VDC – 6 and Pancha Mallik of Gaushala Municipality – 7.

They drank at a liquor store belonging to one Binod Mahara at Sahasaula Chowk till 10 pm last night and left for their houses. They may have died between 2 am to 4 am, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Janak Bhattarai.

Meanwhile, Badri Mallik of Aurahi VDC – 3 and the store owner Binod Mahara also fell ill after consuming the same liquor.

Mallik is undergoing treatment at the Area Health Post while Mahara was taken outside of the district for treatment by his kin, SP Bhattarai added.

The bodies of the deceased will be taken to District Hospital, Jaleshwor for autopsy as the police continue to investigate into the incident.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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